COVID-19 Updates

In light of COVID-19, refer to the information below for the latest on changes to testing procedures and other anti-doping operations

UKAD is continuously reviewing its processes and procedures to ensure that they are in line with Government guidance, while prioritising the safety of athletes and Doping Control Personnel. Updates to processes will be made and shared accordingly

Find information on the status of COVID-19 vaccines within sport here.

*This page was updated on 2 September 2021.

UKAD to maintain high levels of testing safety measures following COVID-19 restriction changes


UKAD Deputy Director of Operations (Testing) Hamish Coffey said: “In light of COVID-19 restrictions easing across the UK from 19 July 2021, UKAD has taken the decision to uphold the revised safety measures, introduced last year, for doping control procedures carried out in the UK until further notice.

“It is important for the safety of everyone involved in the doping control process, including athletes and Doping Control Personnel (DCP), that social distancing continues where possible and personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn. This is to protect those involved, particularly whilst the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is still ongoing.

“The doping control processes will remain under review in the coming weeks and months, and any further changes will be communicated via governing bodies and the UKAD website.”

Updated Testing Procedures

The safety and welfare of athletes is at the heart of changes to UKAD's testing process.

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